US is one of two states in the world that taxes its non-inhabitant citizens on worldwide income, in the same way and rates as residents; another is Eritrea. The U.S.A. Supreme Court established the constitutionality of imposition of like a tax in the case of Cook v. Tait.
Wages taxes are imposed by the federal and all state governments. These include Social Security and Medicare taxes imposed on both employers and employees, at a conjointed rate of 15.3% (13.3% for 2011 and 2012). Social Security tax applies only to the 1st $106,800 of wages in 2009 through 2011. Nevertheless, benefits are only increased on the first $106,800 of wages. Employers must withhold income taxes on wages. An unemployment tax and specific another gathers apply to employers. Payroll taxes have dramatically increased as a part of federal income since the 1950s, while venture income taxes have fallen as a part of income. (Corporate profits have not fallen as a part of GDP).
Wealth taxes are imposed by most local governments and many particural purpose authorities based on the fair market value of property. School and another authorities are oftentimes separately governed, and impose separate taxes. Wealth tax is generally imposed only on realty, though some jurisdictions tax some forms of business property. Wealth tax rules and rates vary widely with yearly median rates ranging from 0.2% to 1.9% of a treasure's value basing on the state.
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